Lentil and Wild Rice Loaf

Lentil and Wild Rice Loaf created by DbKnadler

We frequently make this for Thanksgiving or Christmas for the vegetarians in the family. It's very nutritious and yummy and it goes great with the rest of the traditional holiday meal. You can make it ahead of time and then just pop it in the oven to heat up before the meal. Always serve it with the cashew gravy recipe I'm about to post separately. I'm not sure of where this recipe originated, but I got it from my sister years ago. I apologize for the some of the amount guestimates on the broth and spices as it's been a while since I've made it and we never had a real recipe, it's just scribbled on a piece of paper.

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  • Put lentils, brown and wild rice and veggie broth in a covered pan. Get it boiling on a higher heat and then turn down to low and cook until the rice is cooked and the liquid is absorbed, but the result is still somewhat wet and mushy, not dry. This will be approximately an hour. I usually watch this as it's cooking and add more broth as needed.
  • While lentils and rice are cooking, heat oil in a separate pan and saute onions, garlic and carrot. Add steamed broccoli, cook another minute and then season with basil, salt and pepper to taste. This will be mixed with the other ingredients, so you'll want to be a bit generous with the spices.
  • Add the lentil/rice mixture to the vegetable mixture when both are done. Add cashews. Mix everything together well.
  • Put mixture into a greased loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes covered and 15 minutes uncovered.
  • Serve with Cashew Gravy.
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"We frequently make this for Thanksgiving or Christmas for the vegetarians in the family. It's very nutritious and yummy and it goes great with the rest of the traditional holiday meal. You can make it ahead of time and then just pop it in the oven to heat up before the meal. Always serve it with the cashew gravy recipe I'm about to post separately. I'm not sure of where this recipe originated, but I got it from my sister years ago. I apologize for the some of the amount guestimates on the broth and spices as it's been a while since I've made it and we never had a real recipe, it's just scribbled on a piece of paper."
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  1. Marilyn S.
    Absolutely delicious-my hubby and I both loved it. I have made this several times and tweaked it a bit this last time. I added about a cup of quick cook oats and some barbecue sauce. It was incredibly good. Thank you so very much for posting this!
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  2. allysonsvoice
    As suggested, I brought this as a vegetarian option to a Christmas Eve dinner last night. Yum!! I doubled the recipe so had to improvise on the baking dish. Thus I wasn't really looking for it hold together as a loaf. And I'm currently on the Candida diet. So, for the cashew gravy, I substituted coconut flour, which I upped to 3 Tbs, and gluten-free tamari for the soy sauce. That gravy is DELICIOUS, and the recipe makes a huge amount! I will definitely freeze some to use with future dishes.
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  3. mbhanson94
    I made this, along with the Yummy Vegan Gravy #376771 (thanks for the suggestion, MangoMom!), for my meat loving husband and he proclaimed a half a dozen times during dinner how much he liked it. What a hardy, delicious and filling mean-yum! This recipe is going into our regular dinner menu rotation.
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  4. Dreamer in Ontario
    This was delicious. It didn't hold together as a loaf for me but it still tasted great. Made for PAC Spring 12
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  5. mangomom
    I LOVE this! I make plenty so I have leftovers for delicious lunches the rest of the week. I first tried it with the cashew gravy that you posted, but felt the cashews overwhelmed the dish, so I now use a different recipe which I've posted (376771). Thank you for this excellent recipe!
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